Post # 1
I’m in desperate need of exercise advice! I quit smoking in January and since then, have gained 10 pounds. Mostly in my stomach and thighs. My FI and I have a gym membership and go almost every day but I usually take a zumba class, or will go on the treadmill. We’lve been motivated and have been going 4-5 days a week for about a month now but I haven’t noticed any results. Does anyone have any suggestions on what the best machines at the gym would be to tone up my thighs and stomach?
Post # 3
Do you think that you have been gaining weight because you have been eating more food as a substitute to smoking? Not fun to hear, I know, but I did read an article recently that talked about how all the exercise in the world won’t help you lose weight if you’re taking in more calories than you’re burning… :-/
Not quite what you asked, I know, but maybe it is helpful to think about nonetheless. Cuz it sounds like you are doing pretty good in the workout area! (I wish I were that motivated!)
Post # 4
You cant really spot reduce, just keep up the cardio. Zumba is awesome!! I also agree with the watch what your eating team. I quit over a year ago and its true that you kinda replace your cigarettes with food. Keep a food journal (myfitnesspal.com ect.) and see how many calories youre consuming in a day, it might help with your results at the gym!
Post # 5
Thanks girls! I definitely have gained weight from quitting smoking because I pick at food more often than I did. When I was hungry I would light up a cigarette instead of grab for a bag of potato chips ugh! I guess I’ll just try to eat healthier and keep up the working out.
Post # 6
Don’t go by what the scale says but more of how your clothes fit. Are they looser than before? The scale can be so misleading because it doesn’t tell you what is making up that mass.